2 December, 2019

Dominican Republic: New deadline for adapting and complying with labeling provisions of prepackaged food and beverages

As reported by ULISES CABRERA ABOGADOS, the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) issued a new deadline for adapting and complying with the provisions for labeling of […]
2 December, 2019

India: India approves PPH pilot program with Japanese Patent Office

Indian government recently approved a PPH pilot program with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO). A PPH is an international cooperation instrument for streamlining patent prosecution, by considering favorable […]
2 December, 2019

Colombia: Denomination of origin protection of black crafts of the Chamba region in Tolima is granted

Colombian trademark office grants a DO to black handicrafts made in Chamba, Guamo, Tolima. The news came from Ana María Fríes, Director of Artesanías de Colombia and Juliana […]
2 December, 2019

Colombia: New resolution explains how medical products not included in basic health benefit plan will be paid

On 15 November 2019, the General Social Security Fund Administration (ADRES) issued Resolution 41656 of 2019, through which alternative courses are set for the verification, control, and […]
29 November, 2019

Colombia: The first Fund of All Funds is born to finance entrepreneurs with public and private contributions

Colombia officially launched on 13 November the Fund of All Funds for entrepreneurs and companies within the orange (innovation-driven) economy. This will provide financing alternatives, other than credit, to […]
27 November, 2019

Colombia: Government issues new policy for digital transformation and artificial intelligence

Colombia recently passed a new National Policy for Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence, aiming to promote the strategic use of digital technologies in the country. The policy […]
27 November, 2019

Colombia: Authority files administrative order against Rappi and initiates formal investigation

Consumer protection authority orders RAPPI to comply with consumer protection and e-commerce rules, given more than 750,000 complaints and claims were filed between April and October 2018 from […]
27 November, 2019

Colombia: Trademark office grants third all-time motion trademark

In October, the Colombian Trademark Office by means of Resolution No. 50720, granted the registration of the third motion trademark in Colombia to Gaseosas Colombiana S.A.S. This mark […]
7 November, 2019

Colombia: Unfair competition and antitrust office authorizes Nutresa and Alpina merger

On 24 October, the Colombian Unfair Competition and Antitrust Office (SIC) formally approved Grupo Nutresa and Alpina to acquire 70% of Atlantic FS S.A.S. shares, a protein and […]
5 November, 2019

Peru: INDECOPI publishes “Inspection Visit Draft Guideline”

The Peruvian Unfair Competition and Antitrust Office (INDECOPI) published on 14 October 2019 an “Inspection Visit Draft Guideline” with the purpose of having comments/suggestions submitted up […]
21 October, 2019

United States: US Treasury Sanctions Members of a Significant Corruption Network in South Africa

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned family members and their close business associates under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for corruption, […]
15 October, 2019

Colombia: Constitutional Court unifies current position regarding appeals in the General Code of Process

Constitutional Court has unified the appeal regime established in the General Code of Process (GCP), through decision SU-418. The decision was taken after analyzing four cases […]
2 October, 2019
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Peru: Specialized Chamber on Unfair Competition and Antitrust Law (Indecopi) hits three companies for anti-competitive behavior

The Indecopi Tribunal, confirmed 26 August 2019 a sanction against Lima Gas S.A., Solgas S.A., Zeta Gas Andino S.A., and six company executives, due to the violation of […]
1 October, 2019
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Colombia: OlarteMoure among most prominent firms in Unfair Competition and Antitrust according to The Legal 500

The Legal 500 recently published a ranking featuring a group of 20 local firms for their work related to unfair business competition and antitrust procedures, among which OlarteMoure’s […]
30 September, 2019
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Colombia: New bill seeks to amend IP annulment action procedure

Minister of Justice, Margarita Cabello Blanco, and the President of the Council of State (supreme court for administrative matters in Colombia), Lucy Jeanette Bermúdez, recently introduced Bill […]
11 September, 2019
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United States: United States District Court orders damages of 2.78 million dollars against the creators of the song “Dark Horse” for plagiarising “Joyful Noise”

On August 1st, the Jury of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered damages of 2.78 million dollars against the creators […]
10 September, 2019
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Colombia: Council of State rules on admission of an annulment action filed against Resolution setting caps for certain medications

Recently, the Council of State (Colombian Supreme Court for administrative matters) formally admitted an annulment action initiated by a Colombian citizen against Resolution 0243 issued 31 […]
9 September, 2019
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Colombia: Bill ratifying the Marrakesh Treaty is filed

By the end of August, the Ministry of Internal Affairs had filed before congress bill #138 seeking to approve treaty which “facilitates access to published works for blind, […]
23 August, 2019
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United States – Venezuela: US Treasury Department grants General License No. 27

The United States Department of the Treasury granted License No. 27 authorizing transactions in connection with patent, trademark, copyright or other form of intellectual property protection in […]
22 August, 2019
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Colombia: SIC hits Uber for obstructing administrative visit

The Colombian unfair competition and antitrust authority (SIC) sanctioned Uber Colombia with COP 2.1 billion, for obstructing an administrative visit at the company’s facilities, as well as for […]